Update on Excess Deaths From COVID-19, Other Causes

JAMA

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What The Study Did: This study updates a previous report of the estimated number of excess deaths in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic through August 1 and describes causes of those deaths and relationships with lifting of coronavirus restrictions.

Authors: Steven H. Woolf, M.D., MP.H., of  the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19545)

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